It’s another lengthy week in TV, courtesy of a handful of midseason premieres and pilots adding more to our already full plate. First up, Noel and Kate look at the week in comedy, including the pilots of You, Me and the Apocalypse and Baskets, premiere of Childrens Hospital, and midseason premieres of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin. Next up are the genre offerings, including the pilot of Beowulf and return of The X-Files, and we round out the week with the dramas, including a preview of FX’s much-anticipated The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Afterward, we head back to the DVD Shelf, as Cory Barker of TV.com and Totally Tubular helps us break out the pastels and dive in with the quintessentially ‘80s police procedural, Miami Vice.
Network TV is back in a big way this week, with most of The CW’s programming returning and giving us a very full week in TV. First, Noel and Kate look at a few of the week’s comedies, including the entire first season of Angie Tribeca. Then they take on a gargantuan week in genre, including a preview of The X-Files’ new miniseries and looks at the premieres of The 100, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Agent Carter. Last up are the dramas, including the premieres of London Spy and War and Peace. Afterward, Les Chappell of The A.V. Club returns to the DVD Shelf to talk the globetrotting action series Strike Back.
At long last, the DVD Shelf returns in the first regular podcast of the year. Noel and Kate kick things off with the week’s comedy and reality episodes, including the season premiere of Younger and the much anticipated stop motion episode of Adventure Time. Then we move on to the genre and drama offerings, including the midseason premiere of Pretty Little Liars and the pilot of Colony. Finally, we wrap things up by welcoming Dennis Perkins of The A.V. Club back to the DVD Shelf to break down the delightful and under-appreciated buddy procedural Psych.
2016 is here, and with it comes our midseason preview. First on this week’s podcast, Kate and Noel talk through a rather reduced week in TV, including a catchup on Person of Interest season four, the post-hiatus returns of Elementary, Limitless, Top Chef, and Adventure Time, and a long-awaited Steven (Universe) Bomb! Afterward, Kate and Noel take a look at the year’s upcoming midseason pilots and premieres, including this week’s returns of Galavant, American Crime, Always Sunny…, and Man Seeking Woman and debuts The Shannara Chronicles, Angel from Hell, and Shades of Blue, plus much more. Take a listen, then leave a comment below, letting us know what shows you’re most looking forward to in winter 2016!